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08-31-2005, 07:31 AM
there is a breach in the levee; the water is pouring in.

Our President is cutting his vacation short and will go to the areas hit by the hurricane on Friday!!!!!!!

Is it me?

WTF??

Send in the calvary or do they prefer we watch another disaster unfold before our eyes as they idly sit by???

truebeliever
08-31-2005, 07:54 AM
It's bad...hundreds dead.

White people too.

Bush is beaming...whew! Thats me off the front page.

08-31-2005, 08:01 AM
One hour, 56 minutes ago!!

The Navy is sending in four ships with water and supplies.

HOW 'BOUT PUTTING THE SURVIVORS ON THE SHIPS!?! AND BRINGING THEM TO SAFETY???

Oh, I forgot, they prefer to watch people suffer and then pretend they are rescuing them.

Sadistic pigs!!

Very handsome!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Doesn't matter what color their skin is, the smell of death is in the air and they like it!!

08-31-2005, 08:31 AM
8 minutes ago

HOUSTON - At least 25,000 of Hurricane Katrina's refugees, a majority of them at the New Orleans Superdome, will travel in a bus convoy to Houston starting Wednesday and will be sheltered at the 40-year-old Astrodome, which hasn't been used for professional sporting events in years.

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Could they not have deployed buses in the first place to move these people out of the path of the hurricane instead of opening up the Superdome?

GAWD, they knew a powerful natural disaster was on the way. They had plenty of time to plan for rescue and relief operations beforehand.

And, they didn't????

Talk about disaster planning!!!

Hundreds are dead, but what about those who didn't make it out of the homes where the water has risen to the roof?

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A mortar attack on a bridge over the Tigris River hours before a pilgrimage there. Someone shouted "suicide bomber." Mass stampede ensued and hundreds fell into the river!! Mostly women and children.

GOOD week for the BUSH regime.

Pitting religious groups against one another. What a concept. Giving them all a "bad name."

08-31-2005, 08:46 AM
How long will it take a Navy ship leaving from Norfolk to make it's way to New Orleans???

Anyone???

Saturnino
08-31-2005, 11:16 AM
Remember that the National Guard is all in Iraq...the only way they avoided the draft. Now that they are needed at home for their natural responsibilities, they are not there. Lousianians should thank Bush for that.

08-31-2005, 11:23 AM
Exactly! We are stretched thin at home so OUR OWN will suffer!

I've never witnessed a more blatant, devious and obvious attack upon the American people by any other President (am I mistaken?) and yet everyone just continues about their business.

PEOPLE should be out in the streets SCREAMING!! and I'm not just addressing the hurricane. I am speaking to all "evil" deeds this administration has perpetrated upon U.S. and the world.

freeman
08-31-2005, 12:03 PM
I've never witnessed a more blatant, devious and obvious attack upon the American people by any other President (am I mistaken?) and yet everyone just continues about their business.

I think the original 9/11 and FDR's Pear Harbor charade are still in the running.
But like Truebeliever, I do not see Bush as the mastermind, just the dupe inserted into authority to take the blame for all of these atrocities.
Not that I feel sorry for him, either. He is obviously Satanic, sociopathic and dumb as a doorknob.

Max
08-31-2005, 12:29 PM
Some recent info:


Nagin: White House ignores pleas to save New Orleans; helicopters diverted
http://www.total411.info/2005/08/nagin-white-house-ignores-pleas-to.html
Total411.info) 8:07 pm CDT -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has given a remarkable interview to WWL TV, broadcast on wwltv.com. Nagin said that the National Guard's Blackhawk helicopter carrying the sandbags to plug the hole in the levee on 17th St. Canal was diverted to rescue misssions.

Nagin said he called the governor, and that he and other state and local officials are unsuccesfully trying to get through to the White House to ask if the people in Washington know what they're doing.



60,000 trapped in FEMA's Superdome concentration camp
http://www.total411.info/2005/08/60000-trapped-in-femas-superdome.html
"4:21 P.M. - WWL-TV Reporter quotes officials as saying there may now be 60,000 people in the Superdome and that more people are still being urged to go there."

Official spokesmen are now denying the numerous reports this morning from National Guardsmen and others that New Orleans is under martial law. But that is exactly what NO and southeast La. are under as the governor demands the entire city be evacuated..

Numerous media reports indicate that refugees are not allowed to leave the Superdome. The Superdome is now a prison. Tens of thousands of Americans, trapped in a 21st-century FEMA concentration camp.




Martial law declared around New Orleans
http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article=UPI-1-20050830-13071200-bc-us-katrina-la-2ndld.xml



Governor: Everyone Must Leave New Orleans
http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-hurricane-katrina,0,1661920.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines

08-31-2005, 12:31 PM
Yes, they know what they're doing!!

08-31-2005, 12:59 PM
freeman wrote:

I've never witnessed a more blatant, devious and obvious attack upon the American people by any other President (am I mistaken?) and yet everyone just continues about their business.

I think the original 9/11 and FDR's Pear Harbor charade are still in the running.
But like Truebeliever, I do not see Bush as the mastermind, just the dupe inserted into authority to take the blame for all of these atrocities.
Not that I feel sorry for him, either. He is obviously Satanic, sociopathic and dumb as a doorknob.

One man alone is not responsible for the decades of deceit and atrocities that we have witnessed around the world.

Of course, Bush isn't the mastermind. They're all behind the curtains.

They are the "secret and shadow government."

Bush isn't acting on the Hurricane disaster because THEY are controlling him!!

08-31-2005, 02:55 PM
Marines from Camp LeJeune have been detached from their units and deployed to Louisianna for two months.

Leaving camp tomorrow on choppers to board Navy ships in Norfolk.

this
08-31-2005, 03:56 PM
hmmm...

http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=77&contentid=2660&page=1

08-31-2005, 05:46 PM
Yes, many eyes are now distracted from the "pain" of Iraq, Cindy Sheehan, etc., etc., etc.

08-31-2005, 05:48 PM
They have the means to manipulate the weather.

Knowing that there are many poor neighborhoods in the area of New Orlean's that was ordered to evacuate and that many of these families chose to stay only because they couldn't afford to fuel their car, the BASTARDS could have provided transportation to those who are now dead!!!!

The less fortunate will always be their targets!!!!!

Any idiot would know that sometimes people chose to stay because they have no other alternative. No where to go, no vehicle, etc.

08-31-2005, 06:55 PM
I don't believe that most Americans place the BLAME entirely on BUSH.

They know he is as dumb as an ox.

They know one man alone cannot orchestrate the "war on terror" hoax.

They know there are other players.

They know Rove and Cheney.

They know Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Feith, etc., etc., etc.

They're smartening up!!

They are questioning events from the past!!

Information is circulating.

The web is a vital source of information.

(Thank you, Al Gore) :lol:

Too many blunders for him to be the only "fall guy."

nohope187
08-31-2005, 07:24 PM
That may be true Angel, but the mindlessness of the people in my community say otherwise. :-?

freeman
08-31-2005, 07:55 PM
That may be true Angel, but the mindlessness of the people in my community say otherwise.

Yes, but until I found sites like this, I had no idea there were this many of us.

nohope187
08-31-2005, 08:16 PM
this should sober you a little, there are 642 or so members on this forum, but there are only about 12 or so regulars. :-?

DT291
08-31-2005, 10:02 PM
Some of us are regular readers but not regular posters :)

No way in hell Bush is the mastermind. Still doesn't mean I like him as he is still evil although not very smart.

I wouldn't say that many people are aware. I've yet to meet another person outside the internet that believed the truth.

freeman
08-31-2005, 10:18 PM
I wouldn't say that many people are aware. I've yet to meet another person outside the internet that believed the truth.

...Or will they just not admit they believe?

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something
when his salary depends on his not understanding it."
-- Upton Sinclair

Something tells me that in the days ahead, people will be feeling much less inhibited by financial considerations...having nothing left to lose puts everyone in the same boat. And from Bush's vantage point it's a fully loaded destroyer bearing right down on his liferaft.

Some of us are regular readers but not regular posters :)

That's why I never lose the faith...I always figure someone is listening. :-)

Saturnino
09-01-2005, 07:35 AM
It is amazing...they are deliberatly letting people die in New Orleans. Where is the Navy ? I just can`t believe that they can`t bring ships down the Mississipi with relief. Looks like a Third World country.
They are letting things get out of control...ORDO AB CHAOS.

09-01-2005, 07:41 AM
My son, along with other Marines from Camp LeJeune, left this morning on choppers for Norfolk to board a Navy ship to New Orleans.

His orders are for two months.

truebeliever
09-01-2005, 07:42 AM
Latest on Oz news...anarchy on the streets. Armed gangs roaming.

Over 1000 dead.

Where the fuck is the U.S Military!!!!!

They are NOT all in Iraq. This is ridiculous!

Where the fuck is FEMA? How many billions? Not enough middle class whites dead to declare an emergency? Lotta black people sucking it all up on the T.V images.

As a side note...over 1000 dead in Iraq after stampede. 36 hours ago. I was waiting for someone else to mention it.

freeman
09-01-2005, 07:42 AM
It is amazing...they are deliberatly letting people die in New Orleans.
...ORDO AB CHAOS.

I believe you answered your own question, Saturnino.
The situation is being deliberately mismanaged to make Bush look as bas as he really is. We have had much better responses to other natural disasters recently to prove the point.
What intrigues me most is that the new prison camps haven't been opened up yet to accept the refugees. If this continues, seems consistent with my theory that these camps may be reserved for a very "special" type of prisoner.

09-01-2005, 07:45 AM
Out of control!!

They only know how to organize and kill people in a strategic manner.

I don't think rescue and relief is their main priority.

I was in South Florida for Hurricane Andrew and the chaos and confusion was not as blatant as this.

Tent City's were set up, but, then again, the city wasn't under water.

New Orleans...City of Ruins!!

09-01-2005, 07:48 AM
truebeliever wrote:
Latest on Oz news...anarchy on the streets. Armed gangs roaming.

Over 1000 dead.

Where the fuck is the U.S Military!!!!!

They are NOT all in Iraq. This is ridiculous!

Where the fuck is FEMA? How many billions? Not enough middle class whites dead to declare an emergency? Lotta black people sucking it all up on the T.V images.

As a side note...over 1000 dead in Iraq after stampede. 36 hours ago. I was waiting for someone else to mention it.


"LOTTA BLACK PEOPLE SUCKING IT UP"

I mentioned the stamped yesterday. The count was somewhere near 600 - 800!!

Saturnino
09-01-2005, 07:51 AM
I think everybody agrees that the US has the capability to do much more than it is doing to help the people. Has the campaign to discredit Bush already begun ? Is the way being cleared for Hillary and her aggressive NWO plans ? It seems Bush's role was to get the US involved in a big mess, and to discredit the Christians. Then it is the UN for the rescue.

TB brought a good point: only blacks are being shown as looters.

Saturnino
09-01-2005, 07:53 AM
About the stampede in Baghdad...desensitization (spell?). Soon they will be able to drop a nuke in Iran, kill a million people and nobody in the west will care.

truebeliever
09-01-2005, 08:12 AM
Seems not to far off.

freeman
09-01-2005, 08:28 AM
TB brought a good point: only blacks are being shown as looter

No less a source than Yahoo! informs us that black people are "looters":
Black people loot (http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050830/480/ladm10208301530)

...While white people "find":
White people find (http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050830/photos_ts_afp/050830071810_shxwaoma_photo1)

Thank God this isn't a racist country. :-P

truebeliever
09-01-2005, 09:26 AM
Brilliant! I cant believe it! Seriously...to be so blatent.

nomad
09-01-2005, 10:37 AM
Looting a grocery store ???

You can't call it looting if they are doing it

because they haven't eaten or drank water for

days now can you ?

Saturnino
09-01-2005, 01:07 PM
Unbelievable...why don`t they call for one bus company (Greyhound) to loan 100 buses and pick up people there ? It would take one day ! But people are being left to die in the Superdome.
And stop the rescue because one shot has been fired ? Come on !
I am sure that if people were rescued and left in ANY city, the citizens would help with food, water, etc. You don`t even need the Army, just get them out of there !

09-01-2005, 02:05 PM
Good thing we don't run FEMA, there might be ORDER there!!

Jack Cafferty just lost his cool, slammed the government and said they are leaving black, poor people to die.

On another note, I heard that sharks are eating dead bodies and they released 400 prisoners.

The "water dogs" are on their way!!

I seriously believe the "powers that be" want someone to assassinate President Bush or they'll do it themselves.

Exactly!! Saturino, one shot fired at a Chinook and they stop the rescue efforts.

Is this how they conduct themselves in Iraq.

They can gather together all the drivers of school buses, can't they?

WTF????

Did you see the lady slumped over in her wheelchair dead???

THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE LESS FORTUNATE. THAT IS WHY THOSE WHO COULDN'T AFFORD TO GAS UP OR HAD NO VEHICLES OR ANY PLACE TO GO, STAYED.

THEY OPENED THE SUPERDOME. I SAID IT WAS A MISTAKE FROM THE BEGINNING STRUCTURALLY.

HOWEVER, THE MISTAKE NOW IS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN STUCK THERE.

THEY SHOULD HAVE MOVED THEM OUT OF THE PATH OF THE HURRICANE!!

09-01-2005, 02:06 PM
Yes, and they show the same footage over and over and over again of those of African-American persuasion looting!!!

09-01-2005, 02:06 PM
Good point!!

Should they walk in with money and pay the cashier????

freeman
09-01-2005, 02:58 PM
I seriously believe the "powers that be" want someone to assassinate President Bush or they'll do it themselves.

Now I've just heard that President Bush is "heartened" by the offers of aid from foreign countries -- and he may accept them.
Congratulations, Georgie. He has finally succeeded in reversing the paradigm: now other countries must provide aid to the U. S. after a natural disaster.
Could the table be set any better for Bush's overthrow?


...And just in case they haven't reeled all of the suckers in yet, the media is reporting "mortgage rates are actually expected to dip as a result of Hurricane Katrina."
Oh yeah, come and get it, folks. Just tack on a little more debt, and everything will be as good as new...

:roll:

09-01-2005, 04:34 PM
Oh, yes, result of this and result of that. Oil prices up and oil prices down. Interest rates up and interest rates down, because of this and because of that!!!!!

A BRILLIANT PIECE OF ADVICE FROM BUSH: HE IS URGING AMERICANS NOT TO BUY GAS IF YOU DON'T NEED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



:lol:

Does someone write this stuff for him? Now we all know why he spends so much time away from the White House and on vacation at his Texas Ranch.

09-01-2005, 05:00 PM
Bush has proven himself to the world as inept and we are now being offered monetary aid from foreign countries to help with Hurricane Katrina.

Third world country, anyone????

Cheers!!

nohope187
09-01-2005, 05:48 PM
Bush was groveling to the masses today having his daddy and Clinton do fundraising for N.O. "We humbly ask that you open your hearts and your wallets." :-P

freeman
09-01-2005, 05:53 PM
Bush was groveling to the masses today having his daddy and Clinton do fundraising for N.O. "We humbly ask that you open your hearts and your wallets."

Bastards. Why don't they just chip in a little of their drug money? :-x

nohope187
09-01-2005, 06:00 PM
Now don't be silly, you know elitist pigs don't do that. :-P

09-01-2005, 06:02 PM
DAY 4; WHY ARE THE PEOPLE IN MISSISSIPPI STILL WITHOUT FOOD AND WATER?

The bastards are lettting people DIE!!

PERIOD!!!

They continue to tell us that Navy ships are on their way.

Excuse me, but it doesn't take a ship from Norfolk to deliver food and water to Mississippi. A place where homes have been leveled but the land is dry.

Try using some freakin' aircraft!! Try sending troops from nearby bases.

GAWD DAMNIT, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE LET ME RUN THIS COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!

You know, just as they couldn't respond on 911, they've proven again they WILL NOT protect, aid or defend the people of this country.

09-01-2005, 06:07 PM
Obviously, they are using this catastrophic event and allowing it to heighten into CHAOS as a distraction from all the other CRAP they need to be knee deep in.

nohope187
09-01-2005, 06:46 PM
Damage control while fanning the flames for more control, all because Cindy Sheehan spoke and people started waking up. Conveniently, the collective US has forgotten her already.

09-01-2005, 07:49 PM
nohope187 wrote:
That may be true Angel, but the mindlessness of the people in my community say otherwise. :-?

I love it when you call me Angel!

8-) 8-) 8-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

nohope187
09-01-2005, 08:02 PM
Is that a flirt I detect? :roll: No, nevermind. Reading too much into things always leads to trouble. :-P

09-01-2005, 08:26 PM
Thousands of people at the convention center in New Orleans and FEMA did not know about this until today?

WTF?

Who opened the center as a shelter?

LIVING IN SQUALOR!

Reverberating!

Repeating!

PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN SQUALOR!

WHERE IS THE CDC?

09-01-2005, 08:27 PM
nohope187 wrote:
Is that a flirt I detect? :roll: No, nevermind. Reading too much into things always leads to trouble. :-P

You're absolutely right!

freeman
09-01-2005, 09:32 PM
Damage control while fanning the flames for more control, all because Cindy Sheehan spoke and people started waking up. Conveniently, the collective US has forgotten her already.

I couldn't have set it more concisely, nohope.
...except maybe to add that it also undermines Bush in the long run, so if he was talked into instigating it, like say 9/11, it was another colossal blunder on his part.
This administration could be the Czar Nicholas regime all over again, except for the drunken slut Bush twins interchanged for Rasputin's sideshow.

nohope187
09-01-2005, 09:36 PM
Suprisingly, the drunken slut Bush twins haven't been getting much media attention lately. :-D

09-01-2005, 09:52 PM
freeman wrote:
Damage control while fanning the flames for more control, all because Cindy Sheehan spoke and people started waking up. Conveniently, the collective US has forgotten her already.

I couldn't have set it more concisely, nohope.
...except maybe to add that it also undermines Bush in the long run, so if he was talked into instigating it, like say 9/11, it was another colossal blunder on his part.
This administration could be the Czar Nicholas regime all over again, except for the drunken slut Bush twins interchanged for Rasputin's sideshow.


How many blunders will one President make before the American people revolt???

Now I see where I have been blind. The masses place the blame completely on HIM without the knowledge of the men behind the curtains.

They are using him for trial runs, to test the waters, etc., The American people will consider him one of the most inept Presidents after he leaves office, but that will be that.

He'll live within the cult and continue with his life all the while having been used by and serving the Illuminati/NWO.

He is being used as a "scapegoat."

freeman
09-01-2005, 10:17 PM
He'll live within the cult and continue with his life all the while having been used by and serving the Illuminati/NWO.

He is being used as a "scapegoat."

So was Czar Nicholas, but he didn't live happily ever after.
Neither will Dubya. I tend to agree with TB on that point.

nomad
09-01-2005, 10:31 PM
Keep your eye on who they are asking you to send

money to AND keep in mind that billions of tax

payer money will be going to help ... point is

they will KEEP YOUR MONEY and NOT send a penny

to those that need it.

http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/apocalypse/red_double_cross.html

nomad
09-01-2005, 10:42 PM
once you know the game its easy to see what to

avoid here is the same viewpoint from AJ

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2005/010905redcross.htm

nohope187
09-01-2005, 10:48 PM
nomad wrote:
Keep your eye on who they are asking you to send

money to AND keep in mind that billions of tax

payer money will be going to help ... point is

they will KEEP YOUR MONEY and NOT send a penny

to those that need it.

http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/apocalypse/red_double_cross.html

Oh certainly, after that Red Cross debacle dumping all that donated blood when 9/11 hit. I only give when I can see that what I give directly helps someone instead of some nameless faceless entity like all those charities out there.

Shannow
09-02-2005, 01:49 AM
nohope,
my father got a very deep, very localised staff infection after donating blood some years ago.

The response from the Red Cross was that it was unrelated to the donation, and probably related to a sporting injury.

After some weeks in hospital, with an I.V. drip into the infection, a prominant infection specialist agreeing with the cause of the infection, it was pointed out that "you will go broke long before they will".

truebeliever
09-02-2005, 05:44 AM
Shoot to kill orders given.

Murder, rape and assaults all through the Superdome.

Completely out of control according to Oz media.

Goergy Porgey is VERY happy!

nohope187
09-02-2005, 07:24 AM
Shannow wrote:
nohope,
my father got a very deep, very localised staff infection after donating blood some years ago.

The response from the Red Cross was that it was unrelated to the donation, and probably related to a sporting injury.

After some weeks in hospital, with an I.V. drip into the infection, a prominant infection specialist agreeing with the cause of the infection, it was pointed out that "you will go broke long before they will".Hence why I only give when I FEEL someone is deserving which isn't very often.

09-02-2005, 08:04 AM
freeman wrote:
He'll live within the cult and continue with his life all the while having been used by and serving the Illuminati/NWO.

He is being used as a "scapegoat."

So was Czar Nicholas, but he didn't live happily ever after.
Neither will Dubya. I tend to agree with TB on that point.

Agree with tb on what point??

I didn't say happily.

Bush is being "hung out to dry."

Look at Carter, Clinton, Bush, Jr., JFK, Nixon, etc.

He had to call Daddy and Clinton in!!

Why do we need to fundraise for this disaster???

They are black people. They don't give a damn and don't want to spend their money on them. However, does it matter? Congress passes 10 billion and we pay for it!!

They had him vacationing at his ranch while the Hurricane hit!!

Had him reading in a classroom when 911 hit!!

Anyone within his administration who wanted him to succeed would have advised him to cut it short, gather forces together!!

They are all lying low!!

Bush, Jr. stated on Good Morning America that NO's disaster is worse than 911.

He goes from "evil grin" to almost appearing AFRAID!!

09-02-2005, 08:05 AM
Finally load up the buses at the Superdome and fill the Astrodome with 8,000.

Fire marshall states this is capacity.

The others who arrive by bus from the Superdome are turned away.

WOW!!

Talk about planning!!

What coordinated efforts we have going on here.

09-02-2005, 08:06 AM
freeman wrote:
Damage control while fanning the flames for more control, all because Cindy Sheehan spoke and people started waking up. Conveniently, the collective US has forgotten her already.

I couldn't have set it more concisely, nohope.
...except maybe to add that it also undermines Bush in the long run, so if he was talked into instigating it, like say 9/11, it was another colossal blunder on his part.
This administration could be the Czar Nicholas regime all over again, except for the drunken slut Bush twins interchanged for Rasputin's sideshow.

I haven't forgotten CINDY. I'll be in Washington on the 24th.

09-02-2005, 09:06 AM
WASHINGTON Sep 2, 2005 — President Bush, facing blistering criticism for his administration's response to Hurricane Katrina, said Friday "the results are not acceptable" and pledged to bolster relief efforts with a personal trip to the Gulf Coast.

Either way, if FEMA is part of Homeland Security then this response has proven it a failure.

"We'll get on top of this situation," Bush said, "and we're going to help the people that need help."

FEMA should have been on top of the situation before it escalated.

He spoke on the White House grounds just boarding his presidential helicopter, Marine One, with Homeland Security Department secretary Michael Chertoff to tour the region. The department, which oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been accused of responding sluggishly to the deadly hurricane.

"There's a lot of aid surging toward those who've been affected. Millions of gallons of water. Millions of tons of food. We're making progress about pulling people out of the Superdome," the president said.
For the first time, however, he stopped defending his administration's response and criticized it. "A lot of people are working hard to help those who've been affected. The results are not acceptable," he said. "I'm heading down there right now."

"Millions of TONS?" Making progress ABOUT pulling people out of the Superdome!!! He criticized his administration's response!!!!

Bush hoped that his tour of the hurricane-ravaged states would boost the spirits of increasingly desperate storm victims and their tired rescuers, and his visit was aimed at tamping down the ever-angrier criticism that he has engineered a too-little, too-late response.
Four days after Katrina made landfall in southeastern Louisiana, Bush was to get a second, closer look at the devastation wrought by the storm's 145 mph winds and 25-foot storm surge in an area stretching from just west of New Orleans to Pensacola, Fla. In all, there are 90,000 square miles under federal disaster declaration.

In Mobile, Ala., the president was to get a briefing on the damage, followed by a helicopter survey of areas along the Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana coasts. He was to walk through hard-hit neighborhoods in Biloxi, Miss.
But Bush was avoiding an in-person visit to the worst areas of New Orleans, mostly drowned in rank floodwaters and descending in many areas into lawlessness as desperate residents await rescue or even just food and water. Instead, the president was taking an aerial tour of the city and making an appearance at the airport several miles from the center of town.

Still, desperate residents await food and water. Day 5!!

Friday's trip follows a 35-minute flyover of the region he took Wednesday aboard Air Force One. as he headed back to Washington from his Texas ranch.

While the president was working his way along the coast, his wife, Laura, was scheduled to be nearby in Lafayette, La. Mrs. Bush was to visit the Cajundome arena to console people who took shelter there.

Amid the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, Bush has other problems besides the hurricane: Gasoline prices have soared past $3 a gallon in some places, and support is ebbing for the war in Iraq.

So Bush has tried to respond to Katrina in a way that evokes the national goodwill he cultivated after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and that does not recall the criticism his father, former President Bush, endured after Hurricane Andrew slammed Florida in 1992.

But he began facing questions about his leadership in the crisis almost immediately. New Orleans officials, in particular, were enraged about what they said was a slow federal response.

"They don't have a clue what's going on down there," Mayor Ray Nagin told WWL-AM Thursday night.

Seeking to deflect the criticism, Michael Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, asserted earlier Friday: "In this catastrophic event, everything that we had pre-positioned and ready to go became overwhelmed immediately after the storm."

"everything we had pre-positioned and ready to go became overwhelmed immediately after the storm." Why? What did you have prepositioned and ready to go?

Though he cut his August stay at his Texas ranch short by two days to return to Washington, some said that Bush should not have waited until two days after the storm hit to do so.

Really? He shouldn't have waited two days after the strom hit to cut his vacation short?

The president and his aides have repeatedly rattled off specifics about the massive federal response effort under way, from Bush's personal donation to the number of tarps delivered to a $10.5 billion request in emergency aid from Congress to the 28,000 troops sent to the region to help with security and rescues. Some people say the federal government could do more, or do it more quickly, if so many National Guard troops hadn't been sent to Iraq.

Really, we could do more if so many National Guard weren't in Iraq? Bush's personal donation!!!

Also, there already are questions about funding for the Army Corps of Engineers' part in managing the levees that protected New Orleans, especially given years of warnings that the network of barriers was inadequate for the largest storms.

Barriers inadequate for the largest storms. Years of warnings!!

The White House on Thursday made available top Corps officials to assure reporters that cuts to the agency's budget did not cause the Katrina disaster. Even though the administration has chronically cut back on the Corps' own requests for funding including two key New Orleans-area projects White House officials trumpeted the administration's support for the Corps.

"Flood control has been a priority of this administration from Day One," McClellan said.

Read the above, McClellan!!


Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

this
09-02-2005, 12:09 PM
From http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/hurricane_katrina;_ylt=AjcLNQg5TuOpydRiPV.bZbcbLis B;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

"Get off your asses and let's do something," the mayor told WWL-AM Thursday night in a rambling interview in which he cursed, yelled and ultimately burst into tears. At one point he said: "Excuse my French — everybody in America — but I am pissed."

The National Guard arrived in force after law and order all but broke down.

Over the past few days, police officers turned in their badges. Rescuers, law officers and medical-evacuation helicopters were shot at by storm victims. Fistfights and fires broke out at the hot and stinking Superdome as thousands of people waited in misery to board buses for the Houston Astrodome. Corpses lay out in the open in wheelchairs and in bedsheets. The looting continued.

At the Superdome, group of refugees broke through a line of heavily armed National Guardsmen in a scramble to get on to the buses. And about 15,000 to 20,000 people who had taken shelter at the convention center grew ever more hostile after waiting for buses for days amid the filth and the dead, including at least seven bodies scattered outside the building.

Police Chief Eddie Compass said there was such a crush around a squad of 88 officers that they retreated when they went in to check out reports of assaults.

"We have individuals who are getting raped, we have individuals who are getting beaten," Compass said. "Tourists are walking in that direction and they are getting preyed upon."
A military helicopter tried to land at the convention center several times Thursday to drop off food and water. But the rushing crowd forced the choppers to back off. Troopers then tossed the supplies to the crowd from 10 feet off the ground and flew away.

An old man in a chaise lounge lay dead in a grassy median as hungry babies wailed around him. Around the corner, an elderly woman lay dead in her wheelchair, covered up by a blanket, and another body lay beside her wrapped in a sheet.

"I don't treat my dog like that," Edwards said as he pointed at the woman in the wheelchair. "You can do everything for other countries, but you can't do nothing for your own people."

Michael Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said FEMA just learned about the situation at the convention center Thursday and quickly scrambled to provide food, water and medical care and remove the corpses.


Background on why N.O. was a sitting duck

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=00060286-CB58-1315-8B5883414B7F0000&pageNumber=1&catID=2

09-02-2005, 01:51 PM
"About 4,000 sailors aboard five other Hampton Roads-based ships are already en route. The amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima, dock landing ship Tortuga, amphibious transport dock Shreveport and the rescue and salvage ship Grapple will join the amphibious assault ship Bataan, already in the Gulf of Mexico for a training exercise."


"Bataan, already in the Gulf of Mexico for a training exercise."

The Bataan was about 30 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Shannow
09-02-2005, 05:10 PM
Good News.

The oil is flowing again (http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?duid=mtfh2394 1_2005-09-01_00-48-03_n31352210_newsml)

09-02-2005, 06:00 PM
The point has been made that those who have lost their homes should not be referred to as REFUGEES!!!

Interviews by CNN reporters:

One woman described it as a Holocaust;

Another woman stated to a reporters, "we appreciate you, but tell the story, the real story."

Mostly poor and black!!!

freeman
09-02-2005, 08:06 PM
The oil is flowing again

..And guess where it's coming from:

WRAPUP 2-US, Europe pour oil into US market to tame prices (http://today.reuters.com/business/newsarticle.aspx?type=tnBusinessNews&storyID=nN0296395&imageid=2005-09-02T184807Z_01_LADP126_RTRIDSP_2_WEATHER-KATRINA-CONVOY.jpg∩=A%20refinery%20along%20the%20Mississip pi%20River%20is%20shown%20in%20this%20aerial%20vie w%20between%20Baton%20Rouge%20and%20New%20Orleans, %20September%202,%202005.%20An%20emergency%20milit ary%20convoy%20of%20aid%20supplies%20arrived%20in% 20flooded%20New%20Orleans%20on%20Thursday%20to%20h elp%20in%20the%20relief%20of%20tens%20of%20thousan ds%20of%20refugees%20made%20desperate%20in%20the%2 0aftermath%20of%20Hurricane%20Katrina.%20%20REUTER S/David%20J.%20Phillip/Pool)

Yep, that's right, our good old European NWO allies have decided to help us out:

"Whatever the United States asks for, they will be given," European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said.

Britain, Canada, Germany, Spain and France said they were prepared to ship fuel to U.S. ports as part of the IEA plan.

Once again, a complete and humiliating turnaround of normal circumstances for the West's greatest Superpower: being bailed out by other countries, especially the "inferior" European Union.
Of course, this will be great mental conditioning for the American sheeple in the years ahead, as they reach that critical juncture when they must decide whether to reject their own hopelessly fractured republic and join up with the new Khazar Empire.
No doubt in my mind: George W. Bush is fulfilling his predetermined destiny.

truebeliever
09-02-2005, 08:10 PM
Well, i guess there's only 1 option left.

Get through this little quagmire...little because only poor blacks are generally copping it and I believe they're all a debaucherous down their so the Evangelicals are happy.

Send MORE troops over seas. Start MORE unwinnable wars and completely leave the States in chaos, and then...

Trumpet Please!!!!!

Assassinate Bush or at least just get rid of him on whatever grounds and put in that woman of Conscience Hillary...she will get things done as woman can multi task you know! Bush cant even think so it will be a plus.

And then...here it comes...oh yes...i've been waiting and I dont even live their...the wolf will really bo out in the open...here it comes now...oh yes....yes....yes....

Call in the fucking U.N!!!!

Oooooooo...i feel much better now.

With enough chaos...NOONE will be complaining...except people from Texas.

nohope187
09-02-2005, 08:13 PM
steers and queers took over Texas, didn't you know? :-P

nohope187
09-02-2005, 08:16 PM
Everyone in the MTV generation loves the UN cuz Angeling Jolie is the Good Will Ambasador. barf, barf. :-P

nohope187
09-02-2005, 08:28 PM
So what's next? suitcase nuke? Mexico takes back California? any ideas? :-o :-?

truebeliever
09-02-2005, 08:43 PM
I hear they are going to arm every American to the teeth and then set them against each other by pouring in lesser peoples from accross the seas and border...oh, they've already done that.

Hmmm...

Look up Thomas Chittum. He writes well on this and the coming civil war.

I suggest a few dozen acres of land, a dog, a rocking chair and a shot gun. Should serve you well.

nohope187
09-02-2005, 08:50 PM
Already there. Guess I'm all set. :-P

09-02-2005, 09:09 PM
GAWD DAMNIT,

THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, ANYONE?

Not enough resources!

No oil, no troops, no money!

THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, ANYONE?

No "Shelter from the Storm."

No ships moving in and out of the Mississippi!

Will other countries have to offer food as they watch us turn to skin and bones?

THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, ANYONE?

Outsourcing our jobs!

THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, ANYONE?

Indebted to them and new bankruptcy laws!

THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, ANYONE?

Time to confiscate your possessions, work in labor camps!

THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, ANYONE?

Alright, later!

Martial Law Training Exercise!

THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, ANYONE?

Alright, later, peeps!

09-02-2005, 09:21 PM
nohope187 wrote:
Everyone in the MTV generation loves the UN cuz Angeling Jolie is the Good Will Ambasador. barf, barf. :-P

Funny!! Everytime I see a picture of her on the cover of a magazine with another child she has adopted, I want to barf as well.

I don't even know why.

It's not like she's the only person who has ever adopted a baby.

and

the UN tie makes me suspicious

and

the adopting of foreign children makes me suspicious

and

her tattered relationship with her father and then the strange relationship with Billy Bob!!

Whatever!!

truebeliever
09-03-2005, 04:52 AM
What BA...you find drinking each others blood strange?

It's called Hollywood and C-O-C-A-I-N...+ too much money and boredom.

Makes people into "silly billy's".

Her therapist probably told her it would be good for her reincarnation karma.

09-03-2005, 10:15 AM
Yeah, tb, I find it very strange, you got a problem with that?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

09-04-2005, 11:19 AM
Just curious, how many hurricanes have crossed through Florida without dying out!?!

Don't they usually disintegrate once over land?

How strong were the winds that hit New Orleans?

Clearly, the worst winds were on the right side and around the eye wall.

Did they tamper with the levee? When was the Army Corp of Engineers there? and for how long?

Did they make the conditions right in the water for this storm to gain the strength that it did. Blow it up???

Removing the dead bodies are not their concern, they said. Taking care of the living is their priority.

Well, sorry, but they have created a breeding ground for diseases and this only escalates the problem.

They are vaccinating people and I'm suspicious!!

The mayor of New Orleans has had several suicides in his police department. He stated they need medical care and counseling.

igwt
09-04-2005, 12:09 PM
Wouldn't this f*ck FEMA up???

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200508/r56858_155352.jpg

09-04-2005, 02:01 PM
Say again?

FEMA is effed up!

igwt
09-04-2005, 02:34 PM
Troops Begin Combat Operations In New Orleans (http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1077495.php)

09-04-2005, 03:06 PM
igwt wrote:
Troops Begin Combat Operations In New Orleans (http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1077495.php)

NEW ORLEANS — Combat operations are underway on the streets “to take this city back” in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

"take the streets back from a hurricane???"

Their overplaying this for tactical reasons. Trial run???

Who in their right mind would be shooting at others during this time?

Maybe they're supplying the weapons to them to create order out of propagated chaos.

Oh, lord! Have to go. My son should be arriving their soon. He's on the Whidby Island.

I feel somewhat upset!!

But, report to his mother and father, he will.

nomad
09-04-2005, 03:35 PM
Incredible how they can spin this totally in tune

to the music they want us to dance to.

nohope187
09-04-2005, 08:38 PM
With all that stagnate water there, the mosquitos will be coming out soon. West Nile virus is already here. Now it has an opportune time to spread. No shit it's getting worse. :-(

freeman
09-04-2005, 08:48 PM
“This place is going to look like Little Somalia,” Brig. Gen. Gary Jones, commander of the Louisiana National Guard’s Joint Task Force told Army Times Friday as hundreds of armed troops under his charge prepared to launch a massive citywide security mission from a staging area outside

Oh yeah, there's a comforting quote... :-o
I'm betting Gen. Jones might be one of those officers who thinks we won Viet Nam, too...

09-04-2005, 09:08 PM
WTF?? They act as if some "foreign" entity invaded the Gulf Coast!!!

It was a freakin' hurricane, arseholes!!

Man-made, powerful, category 5!!!

You come marching in there with your men as if the enemy has invaded, when, in fact, the enemy did invade, but they are not foreign. Maybe they have foreign interests, but they're living in the people's house and I think it's time they packed their bags and left before I start, I start, blurting out names and numbers!!!

We are talking about children who died in the Superdome due to lack of food and water, suicides, people in need because the government left them to die.

Locked them up and threw away the key and then sent the largest natural disaster in our history their way for their own benefit.

You are talking about Americans here, pal. They are desperate, scared, hungry. They have lost their homes, their jobs, their loved ones.

You are to go in there and protect, defend and aid them. Stop inciting riots!!!

Freakin' get real!!!!

nohope187
09-04-2005, 09:11 PM
Ya know, I don't think the General heard you Angel. :-P

09-11-2005, 08:31 AM
I WANT NAMES!

WHO SENT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO THE SUPERDOME AND CONVENTION CENTER WITHOUT FOOD AND WATER?

WHO, WHO, WHO?

Left to live and/or die in squalor!

Don't tell me no one knew there were people at the convention center. Someone opened the building!

Why wasn't FEMA communicating with New Orleans before and after the hurricane made landfall?

WHY DIDN'T FEMA RESPOND UNTIL DAY 4?

WHY, WHY, WHY?

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE HOLD UP?

Don't give me any BS about FEMA's director being incompetent. You knew this. The reason he was chosen for the job.

He cannot be used as the "scapegoat."

The Governor was calling for her National Guard and they were not forthcoming.

WHY?

Who held them up?

A first-grader could see that help was needed immediately.

Who, in their right mind, would not allow the state's National Guard to be dispatched to a catastrophe of this magnitude?

Too busy playing chess with the American people's lives.

You are incapable of protecting America and her citizens.

You are a clear and present danger!!!

Someone upstairs better heed the warning!!!

09-11-2005, 08:36 AM
nohope187 wrote:
Ya know, I don't think the General heard you Angel. :-P


You have the driest sense of humor!

FUNNY!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

igwt
09-11-2005, 04:30 PM
Heneghan Briefing regarding New Orleans

Link Here (http://www.cloakanddagger.de/shows/webcast/_SEPT/_HENEGHAN/_cloakanddagger.de_955.mp3)

BlueAngel
08-04-2007, 07:30 PM
Katrina evacuees trapped in trailers By MARY FOSTER, Associated Press Writer
2 hours, 4 minutes ago

August 4, 2007

BAKER, La. - It was bad enough when Hurricane Katrina chased Carrie Lewis out of her assisted-living home in New Orleans. Now she fears the rest of her life may be spent in the isolation of a federally sponsored trailer park.

Because hurricanes Katrina and Rita destroyed so much affordable housing, Lewis and thousands of others displaced — mainly the poor, elderly and infirm — have nowhere else to go.

"I want to go home," said Lewis, 79, who now lives in the Renaissance Village trailer park. "They don't have places for old people in New Orleans yet. What am I supposed to do? I don't want to die in a little trailer in the middle of a field somewhere."

The Federal Emergency Management Agency provided 120,000 trailers to people displaced from their Gulf Coast homes by the 2005 hurricanes.

Pamela Lomis and her two children feel abandoned. Lomis lives in a FEMA trailer in the Sugar Hill trailer park in the midst of cane fields near Convent, La., about midway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

It's 20 miles from the nearest grocery store. A single bus leaves each morning at 9 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m., Lomis' life line to a world that seems distant.

"We just sit around here with life slipping by," Lomis said. "We're just on hold. Just waiting for something that never comes," she said.

She isn't alone.

"Our biggest challenge is finding housing for people," said Mario "Sam" Sammartino, who supervises Catholic Services caseworkers at Louisiana's FEMA trailer parks. "What's left here is the poorest of the poor. Anyone with a job or a house has already left."

Many of the hurricane evacuees from New Orleanians didn't own homes or lived in the city's 5,100 public housing units. But federal officials plan to tear down four projects and replace them with mixed-income developments, and private rental housing — if it can be found — is expensive.

Sammartino and others working to resettle residents believe it will take at least five years to clear the FEMA parks. About 45,000 trailers are still occupied in Louisiana, 20,000 in Mississippi, 17,000 in Texas and 400 in Alabama.

Along with the isolation and cramped quarters in the trailers, now there are claims the trailers themselves are making people sick.

Reports of illness had trickled in to FEMA, but documents presented to Congress recently showed FEMA discouraged investigation of formaldehyde in its trailers. The chemical, commonly found in manufactured housing, can cause respiratory ailments and even cancer.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention workers began collecting samples last week from FEMA trailers in Louisiana and Mississippi.

"That's just one more thing on the list of things I worry about," said Helen Felton, who lives in a trailer at Renaissance Village.

"I want out of this trailer, out of this place, but I get my little Social Security check. Do you know how far $660 goes?" asked Felton.

Those who remain in the trailers will start paying rent to FEMA in 2008, starting with a modest $50 a month and then rising.

"How are you going to pay if you don't have money," asked Sharon Norah, 50, who lives on disability assistance in a Renaissance Village trailer with her 9-year-old son, Calvin.

Renaissance Village, with 565 trailers about 100 miles northwest of New Orleans, is the Taj Mahal of FEMA parks, said Carol Spruell of Catholic Charities. Unlike some others, it has a basketball court, a tent for community activities, laundry rooms and a playground. Volunteer groups provide health care, mental health services and educational services.

There is bus service to Baton Rouge, about 15 miles away, but the hours in which it runs limit employment options for people like Albert Renfroe, 57, a cook in New Orleans before Katrina.

"I'd like to get back to something more normal," said Renfroe. "But if I could get a job I don't have a way to get back from it. The bus just doesn't run late enough."

FEMA is pushing to get people out of trailers, said spokesman Bob Josephson. All hurricane-related housing assistance ends in March 2009, but replacement housing has been slow to develop in some areas such as New Orleans.

"We do provide rental assistance," Josephson said, but the help is temporary.

"We have a difficult challenge, particularly with people on fixed incomes," he said.

redrat11
08-17-2007, 06:08 PM
Oh My..........
?


Hurricane Dean could HIT Houston or New Orleans by Tuesday.


This is not good news if you happen to live on the Gulf Coast, especially N. Orleans.

Check out the hurricane path here, it is already a #3 class hurricane and churning north to the Gulf waters. Houston has recently been deluged with over 8 inches of rain, if this hits there it would be devastating.

National and Local Weather Forecast, Radar, Map and Report (http://www.weather.com/)

Operative
08-29-2008, 12:16 AM
Say a prayer.

Hopefully, they will not evacuate people into the Super Dome this time and leave them there in the dark without food, water or facilities.

Yahoo! (http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=3906861&cl=9490409&ch=4226717&src=news)

redrat11
08-30-2008, 01:05 PM
Holy Smokes! Gustav Just Turned Cat 4 Heading For The Gulf!

Operative
08-30-2008, 02:50 PM
Gustav swells to dangerous Cat 4 storm off Cuba

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HAVANA -

Gustav howled into Cuba's Isla de Juventud as a monstrous Category 4 hurricane on Saturday while both Cubans and Americans scrambled to flee the path of the fast-growing storm.
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More than 240,000 Cubans were being evacuated — some hurriedly — as the storm bore down on the nation's tobacco-rich western tip. Across the Gulf of Mexico, Americans made wary by Hurricane Katrina streamed out of New Orleans and other coastal cities.

Gustav already has killed 81 people by triggering floods and landslides in other Caribbean nations.

Lights flickered in Cuba's capital as shrieking winds blasted sheets of rain sideways though the streets and whipped angry waves against the famed seaside Malecon boulevard. State television stations went dark several times.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Gustav had sustained winds of 145 mph — with higher gusts — as the heart of the storm began hitting Cuba's outlying island province of Isla de Juventud, where officials cut power to many areas.

"The rain is not so intense, but there is a lot, a lot of wind," said Isabel Alarcon from Nueva Gerona, the largest city on the island of 87,000 people. "The officials, they have told us the wind will be bad first but then the rain could cause flooding into the night."

The government's AIN news agency said officials were evacuating some 190,000 people from low-lying parts of westernmost Cuba, Pinar del Rio province, where the tobacco for Cuba's famed cigars is grown. AIN reported that 50,000 already had been evacuated farther east.

Cuba halted all buses and trains to and from Havana where some shuttered stores had hand-scrawled "closed for evacuation" signs plastered to their doors. At those still open, residents formed lines to stock up on bread. Authorities boarded up banks, restaurants and hotels and cars waiting to fill their tanks stretched from gas stations.

"It's very big and we've got to get ready for what's coming," said Jesus Hernandez, a 60-year-old retiree who was using an electric drill to reinforce the roof of his rickety front porch.

By Saturday afternoon, Gustav was about 110 miles south of Havana and it was moving northwest near 14 mph.

Hurricane force winds extended out 70 miles in some places.
The U.S. naval base at Guantanamo, Cuba, was hundreds of miles to the east, out of the storm's path.

Gustav rolled over the Cayman Islands Friday with fierce winds that tore down trees and power lines while destroying docks and tossing boats ashore, but there was little major damage and no deaths were reported.

Haiti's Interior Ministry on Saturday raised the hurricane death toll there to 66 from 59 and Jamaica raised its count to seven from four. Gustav also killed eight people in the Dominican Republic early in the week.

Gustav was projected to hit the U.S. Gulf coast roughly around Louisiana on Monday, though forecasters cautioned that the track could vary.
People poured out of New Orleans along highways Saturday and the government announced plans for broader evacuations.

Meanwhile, the hurricane center said Tropical Storm Hanna was projected to near the Turks and Caicos Islands late Sunday or on Monday, then curl through the Bahamas by early next week before possibly threatening Cuba. It had sustained winds near 50 mph Saturday and the hurricane center warned that it could kick up dangerous rip currents along parts of the southeastern U.S. coast.

Gustav swells to dangerous Cat 4 storm off Cuba - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/tropical_weather)

Leonardo
09-06-2008, 03:34 AM
Oh, shutup, Operative! I mean, who in their right mind doesn't know New Orleans is drowning? You didn't actually think we believed all that nonsense about rebuilding it did you? How do you recover from a cateragory 5 huricane that demolished a city that took 300 years to build. Give me a break. It was bad planning in the first place. Who builds their city in such a stupid place besides Las Vegas?